Sept. 20, 2011
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State women's golf team moved up one spot on the final day of competition to place fourth at the WSU Cougar Cup at Palouse Ridge Golf Course Tuesday.
Freshman Kristen Rue posted a final-round 74 (+2) to finish in a three-way tie for second with a 221 (+5).
"Finishing second in her second collegiate tournament is really impressive," commented Head Coach Kelli Kamimura.
Finishing in second with Rue were Washington's SooBin Kim and Kayla Mortellaro of Idaho. Kim carded 69 (-3) in the third round to set the record for lowest third round score while Kim shot a 75 (+3).
Senior Kristen Allard fired a 71 (-1) in the final round and Junior Emma Betland carded a 73 (+1) while sophomore Mallory Kent shot a 75 (+3) to help the Cougars post fourth place finish at 911 (+47).
"We had a solid round today. We were five over as a team, everyone stepped up it was a great day. They played tough," said Kamimura.
WSU scored 295 (+5) in the third round, entering the Cougar Cup record book as the third lowest team score in a final round.
Washington won the tournament with an overall score of 890 (+26), setting a Cougar Cup record for lowest overall team score. Stanford finished 12 behind the Huskies despite posting a final round team score 902, second lowest overall team score in tournament history. Idaho finished third with a 910 (+46).
Sally Watson of Stanford claimed the individual title after shooting a final round 70 (-2) and finishing with at 220 (+4), tied for the second-lowest total score in Cougar Cup history. Her 70 ties as the lowest final round in tournament history.
Competing as an individuals for the Cougars, Junior Ali Thompson fired a 72 (E) in the third round while Junior Brenda Jesernig carded a 76 (+4). Washington State will be back in action Oct. 3-5 for the Edean Ihlanfeldt Collegiate in Sammamish, Wash.